Surface:The total land area of Singapore is 683 sq km.
Population: The population of Singapore is around 4,500,000, with 76.4%25 being of Chinese origin, 14.9%25 Malay, 6.4%25 Indian.
System of government: Singapore is a parliamentary republic.
Religion: The main religions followed are Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Tao.
Official Language: English is the language of business and administration. Other languages spoken are Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
Government: Singapore is a parliamentary republic.
Climate: Singapore has a wet tropical climate with no clearly defined seasons.
Units of measure and electricity: Singapore follows the metric system of measurement with a local measure used in some parts. The official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The Singapore standard time is GMT + 8.
Currency: Singapore dollar (1 € = 2.1 SGD).
Travel documents required: Most western nationals do not require a visa to travel to Singapore, for short visits.
Chinatown is great but also Clarke Quay for restaurants with happy hours. Orchard is for quality upmarket shopping and eateries. Plenty to do in all areas. We go annually & stay at different locations to experience as much as we can. Amazing that a smallish place has something new and or different every visit. No touting aloud so one can walk around in peace. Tipping is not expected but Taxi drivers deserve a little extra for their friendly service, most appear to be locals and honorable.
Bring in lot of money/ visa /ATM/other. Come alone or in family, visit Resort world make make /loss money in casino. No chewing gum, no smoking, no eating or drinking in public transport. Be aware if you look suspicious, you may be reported by any person of the public, try to look handsome and smiley always. Do never split on the street, do not ask directions from locals they may not help you.